Department of Earth Sciences - Meteorology
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Research, Activities and News
Three Meteorology Students Awarded Hollings Scholarship
Three sophomores, Robert Commodari, Cameron Gonteski, and Elijah Crisden, received the Hollings Scholarship, which provides undergraduate students academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. This outstanding recognition marks the second consecutive year that Millersville students have earned this prestigious award. Last year, two Marauders, Benjamin Fellman and Chad Wiley, received the award. Only about 120 students are chosen each year from across the country and 75% of Hollings scholar alumni have pursued a graduate degree. Read more >>
Students Continue Issuing Campus Weather Service Forecasts Remotely During COVID-19 Crisis
The C19 crisis hasn't stopped the weather, nor has it halted our meteorology students from learning the art and science of forecasting. This photo shows six of our students working from home...issuing Lancaster-area forecasts three times per day, under the mentorship of WIC Director Horst.
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Adam Weiner is Recipient of Tim Samaras Memorial Scholarship in Research Meteorology
The Tim Samaras Memorial Scholarship in Research Meteorology was created to commemorate Tim Samaras, a world-famous engineer, inventor, and tornado researcher. His ground-breaking research greatly advanced the state of tornado science and will ultimately help save lives through more accurate and timely warnings. Adam Weiner is the first student from Millersville University to be awarded this scholarship, which includes an academic stipend for his final year of undergraduate study and partial funding to attend the 2019 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference in Ankeny, Iowa. This conference encompasses his primary interests in research meteorology and will help him prepare for his Ernest Hollings summer internship at the National Weather Service in Raleigh, NC, where he will be analyzing Doppler radar data to classify storms that produce tornadoes in North Carolina. The scholarship will be presented to Adam at the Conference by the Central Iowa Chapter of the National Weather Association for sponsoring this opportunity.
MU Students Attend AMS Conference IN PHOENIX
A record number of Millersville meteorology students and graduate students in the MSISA program attended the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Phoenix, AZ. Many students presented their research and used the event to network.
Millersville Meteorology installs new sensor package
The Vaisala AQT400 combined with an WXT 530 streams conventional meteorological data (PTU, wind) plus routine measurements of trace gases and particles. The data are transmitted to a cell tower and then to a data cloud from which it can interrogated from anywhere.
Space Weather Group Conducts First High-Altitude Balloon Measurements
A small group of meteorology majors, known as the Space Weather Group, conducted a maiden launch of a balloon carrying a payload of instruments for measuring X-rays, Gamma rays, and UV rays, as well as a radiosonde for collecting weather data. The balloon carried its payload to an altitude of 103,000 feet... Read more >>
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Student Success Stories
Our Meteorology Students in the FieldJoseph Seborowski
Joseph Seborowski Jr. (Meteorology 2014) is the recipient of the Person of the Year Award for his hard work and passion for the safety of the university, the students, and the community. Joseph has been involved with the volunteer fire services since the age of 16, continuing his service with Millersville’s very own Blue Rock Station 905. Among other achievements, Joseph took the initiative on revising the outdated emergency operations plan for the Information Desk at the Student Memorial Center. Joseph is currently in Millersville's Emergency Management graduate program.
Renee Duff - 1st Place Poster at AMS
Renee E. Duff, senior meteorology major, received top honor as the best student poster out of nearly 200 posters presented at the 14th Student Conference, held on 3-4 January 2015 (see photo above). Renee presented the research that she conducted at the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO during her summer 2015 internship on “Wildfire Pollution and its Effects on the Microphysical and Electrical Properties of Pyrocumulus.”